This past weekend saw the running of the final round of the South African national series. The SA National series 2009 was made up of 2 events with both counting equally, resulting in some very close racing down to the end.

National favorite Dean Steenmans dominated both rounds with a TQ and win in both securing his spot as the national champ for 1/8th buggies. Dean is driving a Losi 8 2.0 buggy equipped with an OS Speed Motor.

Click Read More to read the rest of the article.The truggy class was a little different with Danie van Rooyen a relative newbie to the sport taking the win in Durban earlier in the year and taking second in the this last event, making him the ultimate champ of truggies. Danie was driving a Hongnor X2 Truggy.

The racing in both the buggies and truggies was a war of attrition with many of the drivers falling out due to mechanical failures or damage to their cars – favorite Dean led from start to finish in buggies with a commanding 7 lap victory over second place man, Kenny Morey driving a Hobao Hyper 9, third place in the main was another favorite Jonathan Ment also driving the Losi 8 with a GRP Motor. Jonathan suffered a broken front shock tower and bulkhead but managed to continue racing to secure his 2nd place overall in the championship.

Truggies was once again dominated by Dean Steenmans driving a Losi 8T with O’donnell motor and proline tires. Dean led from start to finish, chased by Jonathan (Losi) in second for the first 30 minutes and Danie van Rooyen (Hongnor) in third. Unfortunately Jonathan suffered with his motor coming loose midway through the race allowing Danie the second place and hence the championship.

Overall top 5 results for the year are as follows:

Buggies
Dean Steenmans (Losi)
Jonathan Ment (Losi)
Kenny Morey (Hobao)
Brandon May (Losi)
Andy Podrenek (Losi)

Truggies
Danie van Rooyen (Hongnor)
Wesley Woolven (Losi)
Riaan Truscott (Losi)
Louis Trichardt (GS Racing)
S J Coetzer (Hongnor)

All drivers look forward to a new year of racing and a fantastic worlds to be held in Thailand.